Surgical Environment Compliance: Meet CMS and Joint Commission Requirements - On-Demand

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Surgical Environment Compliance: Meet CMS and Joint Commission Requirements -

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Available ON-DEMAND

Friday, May 8, 2015

Presented by:
Steven A. MacArthur
Jorge Sosa, CHFM, CHSP, CHC

This 90-minute on-demand webcast will help accreditation and safety professionals get a handle on the unprecedented scrutiny being applied to the management of conditions in the operating room physical environment. Join Steven A. MacArthur and Jorge Sosa, CHFM, CHSP, CHC, as they address the change in standards regulating humidity levels in operating rooms and the potential effects on equipment and supplies to ensure patient safety.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

1. Understand and apply the regulatory requirements as set forth by CMS and The Joint Commission
2. Use design specifications and other guidance
3. Recognize current vulnerabilities in your organization
4. Manage the survey process for the surgical environment now and in the future
5. Promote ongoing compliance


1. Regulatory compliance: CMS and The Joint Commission
2. What is required by code and regulation
3. How the design specifications are used as performance targets during survey
4. How to build a program that promotes compliance
5. Identification of key organizational stakeholders
6. Addressing patient safety
7. Potential impact on supplies and equipment
8. Q&A (not live)

Meet the Speakers

Steven A. MacArthur is a consultant with The Greeley Company in Danvers, Massachusetts. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare physical environment and safety fields—including more than 20 years in acute care hospitals—to his work with hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country. MacArthur provides on-site safety assessments and helps healthcare facilities prepare for and respond to Joint Commission/CMS accreditation and OSHA compliance surveys. MacArthur also consults and presents on The Joint Commission’s Environment of Care, Life Safety Code®, and Emergency Management standards; CMS’ physical environment Conditions of Participation; and the guidelines and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department of Public Health. He is the author of HCPro’s Hospital Safety Director’s Handbook, Fourth Edition, and contributing editor of HCPro’s Briefings on Hospital Safety; he also writes for Mac’s Safety Space, HCPro’s Hospital Safety Center blog (

Jorge Sosa, CHFM, CHSP, CHC, is a per diem consultant for Gropper & Associates and The Greeley Company. He performs survey preparation for the CMS and Joint Commission accreditation process in the environment of care, emergency management, and life safety areas. He also assists in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.  Sosa has more than 15 years of acute care hospital experience and is currently the director of safety and facilities compliance at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, a 530-bed facility in Edinburg, Texas. He has received a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration; he is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC), and a master-level Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP).

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.